Obituary: Jack Starr


A committal service for Jack E. Starr, 92, of Davenport, was held at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 1, in the Mausoleum Chapel at Davenport Memorial Park. Military honors followed. Cremation rites were accorded. The Runge Mortuary, Davenport, assisted the family with arrangements.

Mr. Starr died Sunday, May 26, 2019.

Jack Starr was born March 5, 1927, in Maquoketa, the son of Thelma and Frank Starr.

He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II.

He married Emily Teel on May 2, 1948. She preceded him in death.

He worked as a carpenter for 30 years, and then worked at Alcoa until his retirement in 1992.

Survivors include a daughter, Lori (Gary) Lemburg; his sons, Forrest “Butch” (Vicki) Starr and David Starr; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and his siblings, Marlene Hintermeister, Keith Munro, Dick Munro, Marilyn Denger, and Bill Munro.

In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Julie; and his twin brother, Don Starr.

Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.

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